- Associated Press - Monday, January 11, 2016

The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a woman who claims Florida’s previous ban on same-sex marriage deprived her of the same parenting rights as married couples.

The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said Peggy Willis had no parental rights to a child conceived by her former partner.

Ms. Willis and Anne Marie Mobley were in an 11-year relationship, but never married.

They agreed to raise a child together, and Ms. Mobley gave birth after being inseminated with donor semen purchased over the Internet.

The relationship ended when the child turned age 1.



A Florida state court threw out Ms. Willis’ claim to parental rights.

Ms. Willis said the ruling violated her constitutional rights because the Supreme Court last year overturned state bans on same-sex marriage.

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